By Paul Dale Roberts, HPI International Paranormal Explorer and Adventurer
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GENOCIDE IN GUATEMALA!
Before we get into this article, you probably wander what makes Guatemala so haunted. The Mayans of Tikal were known for their sacrifices. At one time former Guatemalan Dictator Efrain Rios Montt committed the atrocity of genocide on his people, killing 1,700 people. There are gangs and cartels that commit murder, there are police that take justice to the streets. With all of these deaths, I would think Guatemala would be very haunted. See video here about the genocide that took place in Guatemala:
June 10, 2013, 12:30am, Gina de la Rosa and her 2 daughters take me to the Sacramento International Airport for my long journey to Guatemala. Gina gets to keep my car for a week and in return she will walk Hi-Pee, my Corky and Princess Hannah, my black Pekinese, 2 times out of that week. When I get to the airport, I run into Atish Ram, cousin of Rukesh Kumar, my former neighbor. Atish works in the airport and we rehash a few things about his family. I have layovers in Houston, Texas, Panama City, Panama (I get to see the Panama Canal from up in the air, what a sight to see!), San Jose, Costa Rica and going back, the plane stopped briefly in Honduras - we had to stay inside the plane during this stop. It seemed like it will take me forever to get to my final destination.
GHOST OF FOREVER MORE
When I am in Panama City, I meet a lovely Latina girl named Liliana Garcia (Pino la Vega). Liliana tells me about the Ghost of Forever More. In Panama City there is a ghost called the Ghost of Forever More. When this ghost was a living man, he was caught with his best friend's wife. When the husband found out about it, he gathered 2 of his friends and they took the adulterer to a hillside and threw the man off the hillside. After the death of this man, he is seen haunting the hillsides and is known to follow any woman that looks like his best friend's wife. His best friend's wife would keep her hair down half way across her face, so any woman with this type of hairdo, will be followed by the Ghost of Forever More. Another person I ran into is Scott Speroni. Scott lives in Antioch and is headed for Peru to see his girlfriend in Peru, his girlfriend is a psychic and Scott wants to join HPI on their investigations.
While at the Panama City International Airport, there were two men in the bathroom waiting for a stall. Both men started fighting for the stall and both were squeezed inside this small stall arguing on who was first. That truly was a sight to see. I am staying at the very haunted Howard Johnson hotel in Guatemala City. This place is very gothic and seems ancient, but is only 20 years old, I am told! Wagner Rocha, the hotel manager says that the clothing machines will go on by themselves and at 3am the sound of dishes being moved around is heard in the kitchen. Several of the rooms may be haunted. Remember, the hotel may be fairly new, but the land is very old. Guatemala City is very haunted, over 2000 people were killed by its prior president. plus, we have the spirits of Tikal.
I gave the shuttle driver a $5.00 tip to get to the hotel. Taxi drivers are known to rip you off, so it was nice to have a shuttle driver for this vacation, I can't tell you how many times I have been ripped off by those notorious taxi drivers! I noticed in Guatemala, there are many soldiers, many police, many armed guards with shotguns and even machine guns. I learn from other Guatemaleans that they consider their country as a 'police state'. To see these many guards, soldiers and police, it's somewhat intimidating. At my hotel, I have 2 armed guards with powerful shotguns patrolling the outdoor premises.
I am staying in Room 208, which is supposed to be haunted. Around 4am, I did hear footsteps in and around my bed. June 11, 2013, Tuesday, I had breakfast. 2 sunny side up eggs covered in salsa over a tortilla, fried bananas, coffee, orange juice, mango and chips in dark bean dip. This place is amazing, when city buses go by, there are riders who hang outside of the bus. The traffic is extremely heavy. The armed guards write down every license plate of every car that parks at the hotel parking lot. Regina de Paz, that works at the Geneva Coffee house tells me that I should visit Quiche, a place with many ghost stories.
Today my friend Oscar Ovidio Barrientos, who is a great source of information and who speaks good English, once lived in the States for 20 years and was a Placer County Reserve Sheriff. Oscar took me to the border of Belize and the border of El Salvador on this long day. While riding with oscar, he tells me of 4 ghost stories. here they are: Code 52139804
La Siguanava: When a man is alone and is thinking of a woman, La Siguanava will come in your sleep and take you away. One man that she took away was found in a cave along a hillside, he didn't know how he got there. He was gone for a week. He was placed under regressive hypnosis, he saw that La Siguanava swept him away and placed him in the cave.
El Duende: This is some kind of elf, a very little person on a big horse. El Duende is attracted to cows and will take care of the baby calves when they are born. El Duende does not hurt anyone, but has this strange fondness of newborn calves.
ESTANCIA DE LA VIRGEN MARIA:
Estancia de la Virgen Maria: People have claimed that this statue along the hillside will actually move.
MARIA THE ZOMBIE WOMAN OF GUATEMALA:
Zombie Woman of Guatemala named Maria: The story is that she died and came back to life. Many people witnessed this and there is no explanation for the story.
June 12, 2013: Other stories that Oscar told me, that were not paranormal is that Guatemala does not play with criminals and criminals don't play with cops. A gang member will easily walk up to a cop and kill him. When a crime like that is committed, there is no arrest and trial, the cops will seek out the gang member and kill him instantly. One of the most dangerous gangs are the machete wielding MS 13. Oscar says: "Guatemala don't play, it's not like the states." There are also many armed robberies in Guatemala, that is why there are so many armed guards.
TIKAL: MAYAN SPIRITS!
On June 12, 2013, I visited the ancient Mayan city of Tikal. Tikal is known to be very haunted. I can sit here and try to explain to you the history of Tikal, but why should I do that, when we now have Wikipedia. Read about the history of Tikal here:
EXORCISM IN GUATEMALA!
A real exorcism that happened in Guatemala, see here:
EMERALD ALIEN OF TIKAL!
June 12, 2013 is a good day for ghost hunting! While in Tikal, I talked with Luis Chavez, Rodrigo Guiterrez and Manuel Luis. They tell me back in February 2013, while camping near Tikal, they observed 3 orange globes UFOs that were hovering over Tikal. Then from one of the globes a emerald colored man levitated down from the globe. The emerald colored man flew over to their campsite and hit them with what they felt was a scanning ray. The 3 men felt paralyzed and feel they lost 4 hours of time. When the 3 men came to, their fire was out and daylight was breaking. While in Tikal, I captured an EVP, that is saying in Mayan: "il muul teelo", which means see pyramid over there.
EVP captured in Tikal
'il muul teelo' translated is: 'see pyramid over there'.
Before I get into the paranormal stuff, I learned why the men who hang out from the red public buses, do what they do. They actually get paid to hang out from the bus, to look for cars that may hit the bus. I am
told that there are many armed guards in this city, only to make sure the city is safe. I also learned there are many camcorders on many of the main streets and people can turn on their TVs 24/7 and watch the traffic on any given street in Guatemala City. I also observed that certain men will urinate in public, they will find a tree and just start peeing. This is kind of an odd behavior. I didn't mention this before, but when I flew into Panama City in Panama, I saw the gorgeous Panama Canal from the air. I flew right over the Panama Canal. The weather has been in the 70s every day that I have been here. Another observation I made is that Guatemaleans are small in stature, while I tower over them like a giant. My guess is that they all have Mayan blood in them and in turn they are a small people, because Mayans were known to be small people. I want to also thank Cesar Rodas for being a source of good information about Guatemala.
EL CADEJO OF GUATEMALA!
Here is a famous ghost story in Guatemala
Other famous Guatemalean ghost stories as told by Oscar Rene
THE GNOMES OF GUATEMALA:
About 30 years ago, Guatemala City was mostly fields. A family that lived in a small house, who were indigenous to the area would use their fireplace for light, instead of electricity. They were known to take late night walks in the woods and fields. They made many claims of seeing gnomes in the woods and fields.
This is a story about a little man with a big hat, he was known to visit farms and braid the horse tails. He braided the horse tails so well, that the farmers were unable to unbraid his handiwork, they would have to cut off the braiding. When farmers saw the braided horse tails, they knew Sombreron was nearby and that they were in danger of Sombreron taking their daughter away. He was known to steal little girls. Note: Sounds like a 'grey abduction', but told in a different light.
LA RECOLECCION CHURCH:
When going to this church, Guatemala citizens make claim that they can hear people moaning and walking around in chains. You can hear these sounds at 2am or 3am any given night.
SANTA CATALINA CHURCH:
A man testifies that he would see an old woman go into this church to pray and one day he followed her into the church and sat behind her, she was on her knees praying. He noticed that she dropped her handkerchief and when he sought her out inside the church, she vanished. He went to the church several times looking for her and she was never seen again. He later determined that he saw a ghost.
CATHOLIC HOLY WEEK PHANTOM MARCHERS:
If you go to the location where they celebrate Catholic holy week, in which citizens march, bearing the cross of Jesus, you will hear music, you will hear people talking and you will at times see a succession of people marching bearing crosses, except the people you are seeing are the residual energy of people that were once there before on good Friday. This is a case of living ghosts, residual energy that replays over and over again in the atmosphere.
June 13, 2013. Gave the hotel shuttle driver another $5.00 for driving me to the airport. Stayed at the airport from 10:30pm to 5:18am (the time my plane was leaving - check in time was at 3am). Noyda Rushford kept me company at the airport and told me other wonderful sites to see in Guatemala. On the airplane going back home, met a girl named Alexandra Montoya from Peru, who now lives in Houston, Texas. She is a college student, learning media arts. Alexandra gave me 2 ghost stories. 1. In Akeqnipa - Yanahuara, Peru, on December 2009, she was staying at her aunt's house. At 2am to 3am, she heard someone walking up the steps, then everything turned silent. Then all of sudden something grabbed Alexandra's ankle. That really freaked her out. 2. At her parent's house in Eastern Texas 2004, a humongous light came into the house. The family had no source for this light, but the light that beamed in, brightened up the whole house. Now that they look back on it, they wonder if it was a UFO?
Arriving home, it was nice to see Gina de la Rosa and her daughter, as they came to pick me up at the airport. Guatemala and Tikal is an experience I will never forget.
With the EVP I captured at Tikal, the footsteps I heard in my room, I also experienced feeling I was trapped in my bed. Maybe I was just very tired or could I have actually been held down in my bed by supernatural forces? With all of the deaths that occurred in Guatemala, it would only be natural that this country is haunted, very haunted.
Special Note: If you wish to stay at the same hotel I stayed at in Guatemala, here is the information: Howard Johnson Inn - Guatemala AV. Reforma 4-22, Zona 9 PBX: (502) 2201-1111 Fax: (502) 2360-7196 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org